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Mar 5, 2012 9:30pm CST wgn news @ 9 top story of what motivated moving g-8 summit from chicago and how long has it been in the works? talking to local experts >> the group of 8 officially heading to the camp david, ponce white house pulled the plug and wondering why would have been chicago first city in 35 years to host meetings of this magnitude back-to-back. g-8 summit and nato summit scheduled and last may. mayor rahm emmanuel >> very embarrassing >> embarrassing because the one time chief of staff to president obama now mayor of home town is letting go >> best trained police force >> posting host of both g-8 summit and what nato summit site itself reads this. nato summit coming to chicago in spring 2012 no longer any mention of g-8 summit known for drawing protests in the past moved to camp david for dignitaries have been posted for decades secluded and secure white house made the call and one alderman in chicago says security was the reason >> more unusual to find one of these any major city. as we have learned from seattle and protests there i think again aldermen might have it correct when he sa
Mar 17, 2012 9:30pm CDT
dozen shootings in chicago and one of them led to the death of a six year-old girl caught in the crossfire. good evening i'm robert jordan. live in the news room with tonight's top story. family members identified the little girl as six year-old shall who died late this afternoon at mount sinai hospital please sage was shot in the abdomen when a group of people opened fire while she was sitting on her front porch. police say a car with several people in it drove up and started shooting at the home and the shots were meant for someone else but the child was hit instead they say that there has been an increase in gang activity in that area and the shooting may have been related to another crime scene it nearby. police are talking to two persons of interest but so far no charges have been filed in the course of covering this story a tense and sometimes hostile situation broke out between chicago police and a collection of journalists outside the hospital with a little girl was taken. two media members including dan ponce de ended up in handcuffs. the other media member was our photo
Mar 7, 2012 12:00pm CST
chicago police officer will get three years in prison and two years' probation for a drugged driving hit-and-run accident that killed 13 year-old boy. richard bolling was speeding when he had trending booker on his bicycle at 81st and ashland back in may 2009 he didn't stop to help the young man in addition to his sentence the officers order to tell his story to recruits at the police academy after he leaves prison >>a man sentenced to prison for 70 years is now free man 30 year-old jonathan moore was convicted 2002 for shooting shawn miller to death in our but last year and i witness came forward and said that jonathan more was not the shooter police arrested another man with a gun match in the bullets that killed shawn miller a judge cleared his conviction yesterday the fatal shooting is now an ongoing investigation lionfish the republican race is not over yet but mitt romney took a big step forward winning six of 10 contests yesterday including the ohio primary it was a good night for met from may but not a knockout >>tomorrow we wake up and start again ... >>he won a slim victory in
Mar 29, 2012 9:00pm CDT
leaders meet in chicago to talk about the future goals of one of the world's most important unions. and a florida couple talks about life on hold, death threats in their mail, all because of spike lee's tweet. a stunning turn of violence before it even got dark. another half a dozen chicagoans shot tonight-- all of them inside a south side store. tonight, one of them has died. >> good evening, i'm lourdes duarte. micah's off tonight. >> i'm mark suppelsa. our top story seen around the country tonight on wgn america: gunfire in the gresham neighborhood. wgn's dan ponce is there for us tonight. still a very active investigation tonight. chicago police said the victims ranged in age from 16-25 and all victims are male. they were taken to three area hospitals. neighbors and community leaders say the shooting was gang- related. >> about 6:00 p.m. police said the gunman went into a tobacco store and a 14 hunt but it bought block of west said the night and opened fire killing one and injuring five others. dozens of police officers and first responders were on the scene immediately along w
Mar 6, 2012 9:00pm CST
and g 8 summit leaving chicago reaction. wgn news @ 9 super tuesday major benchmark for republican president setting the pace for turbulent weeks ahead. top story are around the country. results super tuesday 11-44 the number of delegates necessary to clinch the republican nomination. does not include 422 delegates up for grabs tonight voters in 11 states to the polls results in the states. state is crucial and still up for grabs. rick santorum again looking strong in the southern state. newt gingrich again the third place and ron paul in fourth place. earlier in the evening and not a surprise but notable georgia newt gingrich by a wide market 48%. mitt romney and second and rick santorum and third place. paul lisneck host of politics tonight breaking this down >> three states we are looking at georgette tennessee and ohio. all pile up for grabs >> focusing on the three states to look for generally speaking no surprises tonight everything going as expected tennessee story of the night so far because mitt romney anticipated to went to tennessee appeal and the south conservative vote
Mar 4, 2012 9:00pm CST
chicago was drinking and driving too fast when she crashed for black chevy tahoe into a tree, she escaped with no injuries but jackson's legs were trapped in the suv was on fire. her body was hanging up said the driver's side door and when i looked inside both of her legs were stock. >> the first officer at the scene then came. the officer quickly damaged jackson's legs with a fire extinguisher. >> the drivers compartment had flames coming towards the victims legs. along with several bystanders the trooper tried to pull her out and they manage to get her out just seconds before the s u b was fully engulfed in flames, there was no time to think about their own safety. and when they got hurt out police say jackson had no clue she had even been in an accident that she had drank a ton. >> be responsible and accountable for your actions. it designated driver especially with st. patrick's day coming up. >> she was also treated and released from the hospital she is now charged with a d y state police say they are still hoping to identify the good samaritan who stopped and held the office
Mar 22, 2012 9:00pm CDT
shot by an off-duty chicago cop. a man's hurt, his friend killed. and the story he tells tonight puts the officer's actions under the microscope. >> good evening, i'm mark suppelsa. >> i'm micah materre. our top story seen around the wgn's tom negovan is live at chicago police headquarters tonight. the independent police review authority is investigating this. meantime the survivor of tells his story for the first time. >> "i turn around, i see him stick his gun out the window..and i say oh my god! and i out my hand like this. and that's how i got face." >> antonio cross, nursing a gunshot wound to the hand, his thumb nearly blown off - showing wgn news what he says happened tuesday night in lawndale. police have said an off-duty officer was investigating a disturbance near his home, when a man, allegedly cross approached with a gun. police superintendent garry mccarthy talked about it on the wgn evening news. >> this shooting appears to be justified. as the facts bear out, we will find out. because it's on a preliminary investigation at this point >> "cross says he was on the ph
Mar 19, 2012 8:00pm EDT
and the mayor of chicago talk about education reform. >> this is c-span 3 with politics and public affairs programming throughout the week and every weekend 48 hours of people and events telling the american story on american history tv. get our schedules and see past programs at our websites. you can see our social programs on media sites. >>> a house armed services committee hearing. marine corps general john allen, the top military commander in afghanistan, will testify at 10:00 a.m. eastern. you can watch the hearing live here on c-span 3. up next here on c-span 3, a simulcast of c-span radio's "washington today" from earlier this afternoon. >> with the backdrop of a statue of ronald reagan in dixon, illinois, rick santorum on the campaign trail. one day before the primary there. mitt romney as he talked about jobs and the u.s. economy. mitt romney winning in puerto rico over the weekend with its 20 delegates. now all roads lead to illinois tomorrow. a key primary battle in the road to the white house. welcome to hour one of "washington today" here on c-span radio. thanks for b
Mar 7, 2012 9:00pm CST
merrillville police reporting from merrillville >> what could be a landmark ruling for north chicago official word tonight lake county coroner police are partially to responsible for killing a 45 year-old man. darrin hanna i'd north chicago officers intervened during a budget domestic incident at his home coroner says is that darrin hanna caused by trauma inflicted by police and shocks from tasters other factors cocaine abuse high blood pressure insufficient kidney function and north chicago police department accused and other success of excessive force cases. mayor rahm emmanuel not seen but yet to make a statement about chicago blues in g 8 summit her first public comments today announced president barack obama hosting camp david instead mayor learned about decision before it went public on its way to new york city at the top there pointed out the city will host the data so that batt but the nature has changed but still 50 countries six of the eight heads of state. all coming the meeting takes place may 20th-21st the bears white lead chicago publication late march to brief nato off
Mar 19, 2012 5:00pm EDT
can read the story online at >>> from the "chicago tribune," the countdown to the illinois primary. mitt romney and rick santorum over the weekend crisscrossing the state in a final push for voting before tomorrow's presidential election primary with a handful of delegates at stake. mitt romney hoping to carry out the momentum he had in puerto rico over the weekend. let's begin with the comments of the former massachusetts governor as he spoke to business executives at the university of chicago on the issue of job creation and job growth. >> but now, of course, after spending three years attacking business, president obama hopes to erase his record with a speech. in a recent address, he said that we're all inventors. we're builders. we're makers of things. we're thomas edison. we're the wright brothers. we're bill gates. we're steve jobs. the reality is, that under president obama's administration, these pioneers would have found it much, much more difficult if not impossible to innovate and invent and create. under dodd/frank, they'd have struggled to get a lo
Mar 22, 2012 12:00pm CDT
two pills can last all day. ♪ ♪ on charges that he shot a chicago police officer. good afternoon. i am steve sanders. >>and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us and around the country on wgn america and on the internet ... tonya francisco has the top story from the criminal courts building paris sadler was arrested monday night shortly after the shooting he is going to be arraigned in court shortly he lived on the very block where the incident took place and after searching police found two guns in his home one of which was used to shoot officer del pearson >>police superintendent garry mccarthy announced that the attempted first-degree murder charges world hold against paris sadler >>we have good evidence statements and ballistics that play into a strong case >>he and others for breaking curfew when officer del pearson tried to question them ... the shooter ran and when he was in pursue he shot the officer in the chest above his bulletproof vest the officer began to bleed and his fellow officers realized he was bleeding too heavily to wait for an ambulance said
Mar 9, 2012 12:00pm CST
may be over after a body was pulled from lake michigan. chicago police divers retrieved the body from the water at montrose harbor last night after they found a pair of trousers nearby officials have not identified the victim but family members believe it is 35 year-old tallmadge channel he has been missing since march 2nd. he was last seen on montrose avenue in malden street. >>william balfour the man accused of killing three members of singer jennifer hudson's family is in court today the judges hearing arguments on whether to allow the testimony from his estranged wife and jennifer hudson's sister julia hudson prosecutors are trying to ensure that critical testimony is not barred because state law generally considers communications between spouses to be confidential william balfour is charged in the october 2008 murders of jennifer hudson's mother brother and 7 year-old nephew david his trial is scheduled to begin next month a man and a teenager charged with torturing several dogs in chicago's south boston neighborhood they allegedly recruited a cruel acts and then posted the
Mar 18, 2012 9:00pm CDT
tuesday's primaries. good evening and robert jordan. it's been a bloody weekend in chicago and in one case to teenage boys have been charged in the killing of the six are old a village girl yesterday a lea shally of the 3100 block of south springfield avenue some one and a pickup stopped in front of her house and opened fire. charged are a 16 year-old juvenile, she was one of 44 people shot and eight of them fatally. both suspects will appear in bond corp. tomorrow. this afternoon a mother and her one-year-old infant suffered grave wounds and a shooting in the east chatham neighborhood that happened at about 3:20 p.m. in the area of 79th in maryland, both were taken to area hospitals and are expected to recover chicago place every united a wandering through year- old boy with his parents he was wearing a white shirt and underwear and spider man sandals and was described as shaken, apparently on latched the front door of his parents' apartment and rode the elevator to the ground floor and walked outside. several family members were injured when their suv collided with a semitrailer and hear
Mar 9, 2012 9:00pm CST
airplane chicago intercom sparing passengers before track of their plan. top story are around the country talking about september 11th chicago flight on the ground in dallas flight attendant at one. screaming their plan would crash. shocked passengers recording with the cellphones and not short of what else they could do american airlines flight attendant subdued and arrested passenger video shows a dallas police cars on the tarmac outside melee inside the cabin cameras rolling police carry a woman away. started with bizarre remarks over the intercom rant about airline bankruptcy reorganization >> statement makes everybody gasp she says not responsible for your crash at that point they cut the microphone. >> flight attendant reportedly subdued by passengers until police got there it to flight attendants injured no passengers injured according to airline statement never in danger. >> received proper care spokesperson said command command other crew members assistance getting aircraft back to the gates. passengers landing o'hare airport understand it all things considered, and repor
Mar 19, 2012 12:00pm CDT
and on the web robert jordan is at the university of chicago where mitt romney will be speaking >>he has saturated the airwaves with these commercials including this one rick santorum and an unfortunate choice of words >>if you want a conservative as the nominee of this party you must vote for mitt romney ... >>i'm mitt romney and i approve this message >>he began attacking the president on the military and economic policies of his administration >>this president is cutting the military and failing the economy it's not the right course for america >>both men are campaigning hard in illinois but so far it wgn television has not received spots from santorum >>why would illinois want to consider a republican who laid out the blueprints for obama health care and presided over a bad state economy and massachusetts >>when we you were governor of massachusetts that state was 47 the in job creation and there was the manufacturing job decline that was twice the national average we lost 40,000 manufacturing jobs while you were governor of massachusetts ... and why did the taxes increase on you
Mar 8, 2012 9:00pm CST
the water prompting chicago police to send a diving you get into the water found the body just about 30 minutes ago a family member said the body 35 year-old todd suffered a concussion late 2010 at diagnosed with post concuss of syndrome contributed to him going missing. chicago police death investigation cook county medical examiner's autopsy. >> top story tonight. wgn live from northwest indiana news of upcoming charges of deadly hit and run case >> press conference held tomorrow sheriff's complex in crown point announcing charges against a person of interest in the deadly hit and run a correction officer dead three other co-workers injured sheriff's office telling wgn news investigators presented charge a commission to prosecutors late today 25 year old marine corps back to read sigel mother of five month old daughter and corrections officer tuesday afternoon run with three co-workers rundown by hit and run driver and the three who survived the badly injured one is still critical condition after surgery earlier today. late last night person of interest will your walk into sheriff'
Mar 2, 2012 9:00pm CST
snowfall to chicago tom skilling live in the weather center more on the storm >> 33 states tied up in the storm system exploded today between 80 degree temperatures and the 20 degree readings to the north 150 mi. per hour jet stream. thunderstorms producing super cellular cells producing tournedos look at the state's 13 of them involved in the tornadoes biggest march tornado outbreaks in four years chicago area. so far 91 twister reports storm prediction center twisters across nine states tonight our area snowfall and the area satellite view and radar shows no fault moving out. coming back with much more on the totals coming down colleague has been out there during the course of the day chasing a snowfall about to report on that i understand >> buffalo grove standing by >> he was smelling hestanding there. 911 call gang activity chicago police officer shot. christ hospital oaklawn with more on that story >> good evening of the cirque 41 years old seven year veteran of the chicago police force expected to make a full recovery thanks to bulletproof vest. shooting happened before 4:30
Mar 1, 2012 9:00pm CST
cannot understand how chris wormely jr @ ami kids infinity chicago wound up dead and another student reportedly attacked ambulance at the school 103rd south side 7:30 a.m. this morning detectives searched for a weapon on top of the building roof school officials suggest tensions brewing between chris wormely attacker the third found himself caught in the middle wormely family refuses to believe the trouble brewing describe the 17 year old with adhd as a home body not a trouble maker >> chris wormely did not bother anybody plays basketball and video games >> chris wormely simply found out going to be a father and wanted to become a veterinarian dream shattered today waiting the security line at school security family upset screening with a wand for each of the 25 kids who attend alternative schools with emotional or behavioral issues. >> at school should have done more than they did >> security for the kids >> anytime anything happens taking a look at everything that we do everything on the table at this point >> chicago police confirmed chris wormely offender intended target at this
Feb 29, 2012 9:00pm CST
that and to the next storm possible impact on chicago also warm weather next week later in the weather segment. >> other news right now lawsuit filed today accusing hotel bartender drugging and assaulting a woman visiting chicago led unthinkable story getting worse. live with details >> 50 year old woman from virginia stank naperville and the area for a wedding in naperville she says drug at the hotel bar and sexually assaulted in her room claiming attacker used his own hotel key. 14 at page lawsuit filed in federal court accuses a hotel bartender of spiking her drink with date rape drug ghb says soon felt groggy return to room and passed out bartender allegedly got a key to the room from the front desk no questions asked in beijing on wanted to inappropriate sexual contact. >> she wakes up in the morning idea something happened something not right down the hotel manager says has not yet seen the lawsuit but aware of what it says. richard brink as accused bartender no longer but tilted lyle naperville strongly denying allegations past 30 plus years number one priority has been guest se
Mar 21, 2012 9:00pm CDT
breaking news. this charges will be announced any minute at the monday night shooting of a chicago police officer remains in the hospital tonight. good evening micah. i"m mark. on wgn america. a man accused of shooting a chicago police officer. if marcella has more . >> his 20 years old his name sadler. the south side where the shooting took place. he is now charged with attempted murder he had been questioned by police since tuesday and is shooting of a tactical officer dell pearson. several office and shot in the chest just above his bulletproof vest and the bull was lodged near his neck in near his spine. responding to a call for juvenile disturbance in south kingston. 10:45 monday night. officers stopped four people for curfew violations one of them ran into an alley. pearson chased him and the man turned around and shot the officer. under with hours of surgery ocelot applaud the we're told that his prognosis is good. she ago police executed to search warrants on sadler's residents. arrested him and found several weapons. not sure if those guns tied to the shooting or not. they
Mar 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
house, and lynn sweet, who is the washington bureau chief asking a question that impacts chicago but also the upcoming g-8 summit as we reported yesterday. it's moving from chicago to camp david, although the nato summit takes place in the windy city. here's how that exchange unfolded from today's news conference. >> the question is about the switch of the g-8 summit from chicago to camp david. the reason is umted a more intimate summit. people in chicago would like to know what did you know now when you booked your hometown of chicago and what role did security threats possibly play in the decision? >> keep in mind, lynn, we're going to show up with a whole bunch of word leaders. we have this nato summit. typically we try to attach the g-8 summit to the nato summit so that the leaders in the g-8 summit don't have to travel twice to whatever location. so last year in france, we combined a g-8 with a nato summit. we'll do so again. i have to say this was an idea that was brought to me after the initial organizing of the nato summit. somebody pointed out that i hadn't had any of my
Mar 28, 2012 12:00pm CDT
home in east chicago last night shooting two young girls now those girls ages 10 and 11 are recovering in hospital today guadalupe dominguez describe the shots that she heard in this east chicago neighborhood 930 last night it was reported to be a drive-by shooting with came taken directly at this home with a barrage of bullets and a two young girls at 10 and 11 year- old had been shot one is at christ hospital the other is that comer children's hospital last update says that there stable this morning the police are canvassing the area to see if further witnesses are evidence will be found this woman narrowly missed being shot herself next door >>i was out pulling weeds 830 corgan 9 i told my 2 grandchildren to come in ... this and as i get into the house i knocked them to the floor after the shots were fired eric bentley's three shootings in recent weeks here in this neighborhood typically over petty disputes turning violent and deadly >>i lost my friend a few years ago it's bad here the police have no one in custody if you have information you are asked to call and the ano
Mar 14, 2012 9:00pm CDT
. just kidding. that's our tide. what's yours? fear of 150 year chicago institution of being forced to shut down. more on the pleas from parents and students and even former gov. blagojevich to keep it open. >> the governor's final words today brought a lot of attention to a school that is really a landmark in chicago's north side it is where the governor's daughter attends as a sophomore but today the governor made sure to mention that not only is his daughter of losing a father of her school as well it is run by the benedictine sisters and has been around for about 115 years since before the great chicago fire and shutting down because they just do not have enough money to keep it open and it's been struggling for the last 15 years with the drop in enrollment and right now there are 147 students enrolled there, they have tried to find ways through fund-raising in donations to stay open but the plan is to the close the school at the end of the school year, this announcement comes on the same day that blagojevich gets ready to leave for prison so during his final words today he made
Mar 17, 2012 2:00am PDT
     in  chicago. let's play "hardball." good evening, i'm chris matthews in washington. leading off tonight, my kind of town, chicago is. and the rest of illinois, too. that's the tune rick santorum hopes to be singing after tuesday's illinois primary. the obama team may like to see this bop race drag on, in fact all the way to tampa. they could be rooting for santorum to nail another hole in santorum's case. also, the war on women. to republicans, it is a democratic fiction. to democrats, it is the season narrative. catch this. the tie-breaker. arizona republicans are about to pass a bill that actually allows employers to require women getting reimbursed for birth control to prove they don't plan to use them for birth control. get it? we'll try to. >>> and republicans say the price of gas could come down if only we'll drill, baby, drill. democrats say we are already drilling and the price keeps going up. who's right? >>> as if things couldn't get worse in afghanistan, karzai wants u.s. troops confined to barrac
Mar 22, 2012 4:00am EDT
was an unbelievably warm day, once again around the country. and it's not often that chicago is one of the hottest spots in the country. but that's what happened. 87 degrees in the middle to end of march in chicago. that was only one degree away from the warmest temperature ever recorded in chicago in march, which is 88 degrees. and it was mild just about everywhere from chicago east ward. areas around d.c., philly, baltimore, the clouds held in there keeping it on the coop cooler side. you notice we're cool back on the rockies today. our pesky storm system brought some tornadoes yesterday and the flooding rains to louisiana has only now pushed the rain a little further towards the east. it's a very slow-moving system. it's kind of stalled out. we'll let you go through this afternoon and tomorrow. we've still got a lot of thunderstorm activity in and around baton rouge, new orleans and central mississippi, including jackson. we'll watch that for you. you can see where all the thunderstorms are potentially in the east coast. enjoy another taste of summer. that's a look at your national
Mar 27, 2012 12:00pm CDT
chicago gasoline prices hit new heights they will be breaking records that were set just last year and are among the highest in the country will live in lincoln park where drivers are digging deep to fill their tanks >>in michigan and was $3.80 there i fill up as much as i can when i find a good price ... i get a little bit here and there because it's all i can afford week to week drivers are feeling the pinch ... the average is $3.90 per gallon there was a record high price of $4.87 a gallon that compares with $3.85 last year the last record was set in may of last year at $4.45 a gallon the lower emissions summer blend of gasoline switch is on and that is partly responsible for the price increases >>what it costs to fill up here in the city is maddening >>it's gotten too expensive >>are your regretting your s u v >>it is good to have this kind of car >>eco comes down to oil prices and the switchover to the summer blend of gasoline when typically the prices go up during that transition and that's what's happening here >>the airline industry is also affected southwest airlines just
Mar 27, 2012 9:00pm CDT
shootings on chicago's streets, we put new focus on a highly touted gang book that claims to identify who the leaders are. tonight, wgn investigates. >>good evening, i'm mark suppelsa. >>i'm micah materre. after one of those shootings killed a 6 year old, the mayor and police superintendent accelerated their revamped gang strategy. yesterday dozens were indentified as gangbangers and arrested. >>but what happens when a book praised by all of top law enforcement for its detailed portrayal of the gangs in chicago gets some of its information - dead wrong? . >> it's a new 300. encyclopedia of chicago police department hoped to put it together. and bold colors the tattoos and hand signs of gangs. our investigation found that there was page after page of mistakes enough to bring this room full of men here. >> danny is not an innocent. at 18 him into a gang member were involved in a murder and he spent 26 years in prison. >> i want to raise my family i do not want to be shocked at. >>tim white joined a gang and got caught with heroin he was sent to prison. >> i've been at the stree
Mar 12, 2012 12:00pm CDT
what soup can do. a jet blue flight with more than 80 passengers on board is headed for chicago after it was diverted to buffalo this morning by a bomb threat. good afternoon i'm tom negovan in for steve sanders ... >>and i'm dina bair we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country and wgn america ... >>jet blue flight 923 was set due to arrive at o'hare at 830 this morning and will be arriving shortly ... the plane was diverted because of a security issue to women are being questioned one of them a passenger >>this was a domestic dispute ... there was no bomb threat that was verifiable the plane has been cleared and sent on its way >>the plane left boston at 630 it was diverted to buffalo where it landed at 830 local police and federal agents were waiting all eight passengers were removed including luggage and dogs searched the bags and the aircraft the two women were detained one called in a threat to jet blue headquarters alluding that there might be a situation on board with another female passenger this comes after last week's incident where a flight attendan
Mar 30, 2012 9:00pm CDT
. >> protest organizers are arriving for face-to-face discussions with chicago department of transportation. the two sides are finally working to reach a compromise after a long and contentious process. the officer struck down the odd to organize the preferred route and the marchers are accusing the mayor of line to the people of chicago. >> he said he had enough resources to have the first amendment adequately respected in the city of chicago. that they issued a permit for a spirit, but despite harsh words bear and other anti nato activists said down there will accept one of this is preferred options for the may 20th march. the march that will start at the portillo been shell and not the plaza as they wanted. the march would take them south to mccormick place where world leaders and ministers will gather for the world summit. >> there were two offers and we would like to exceptional room and we like to get it in writing. that seems to be a perfect the reasonable thing. >> the wild card in all of this is the federal government. two weeks before the summit began this secret service will mark
Mar 29, 2012 12:00pm CDT
, sewer lines and roads. they are all part of the mayor's ambitious plan to improve chicago infrastructure. good afternoon i am steve sanders. >>and i'm tonya francisco in for dina bair today julian crews is live on the west side with details ... the mayor says that the city is at a critical crossroads in its history necessitating a major infrastructure improvement plan. >>by neglecting to invest in our own infrastructure for nearly four decades we have allowed chicagos foundation to decay and our strength to decline. we know that as long as our city rests on a twentieth century foundation will be unable to compete in the 20 or first century economy it's a massive public-private infrastructure improvement plan for chicago touching virtually every facet of the city from roads to schools to parks and transportation the mayor wants to upgrade the chicago transit authority for example off fixing 26 mi. of a slower zones ... some more than 100 years old from train lines to airports the $7.2 billion plan will focus on the chicago historic role as a distribution hub there are plans
Mar 8, 2012 12:00pm CST
that could lead to a derailment the cta disclose the results of the investigation to the chicago tribune wednesday it involved 54 railcars manufactured by canada based bombadier transportation the silk the steel castings at the center of the investigation were located next to the wheels of these cars they allowed the move meant to be independent of the axle cta officials say all of these seatssteel castings were substandard and came from one manufacturer in china there will be a new contract with a german and a different chinese manufacturer ... according to the chicago tribune the cta rejected a freedom of information act request last year about this very deal ... the cta was the first to purchase these cars 506 in total totaling more than $1 billion ... news of the dangerous flores is troubling to commuters we interviewed >>we're putting our faith in the technology and the crew of the transit system it's troubling to see the reports and know that that actually happened >>it's kind of bad to put a vehicle up there for people to take a chance on ... it's kind of sat >>all of thes
Mar 6, 2012 12:00pm CST
is still going to come to chicago ... good afternoon i'm steve sanders >>and i'm dina bair we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the internet tunney francisco is live from city hall with the top story >>no one here at city hall seems to know why president obama decided to yank the g-8 summit from chicago >>he made the call to do this himself saying he wanted a more intimate setting to facilitate a free-flowing discussion with the other members ... the g-8 summits are rarely held in big cities in favor of more closed settings where security is controllable ... >>no one got advanced warning here in this city ... >>this was a national security event we need to bear that in mind run by the white house who made the final decision ... >>the alderman said he is hearing sighs of relief from his constituents ... with the nato summit remaining there will only be two days to contend with the raucous ... that will be may 20th-21st here in chicago >>gov. pat quinn has downplaying this decision for the move he said that the nato summit still pre
Mar 25, 2012 9:00pm CDT
and no word yet on the cause of what caused the car to hit the tree. nine shootings in chicago and the past 24 hours leaves three men dead. police say someone outside a store fired a shot about 9 last night and hit him in the chest scotts cousin who was with him says they heard three shots, ran into the store into the back room where scott collapsed and died. the body of a man found on railroad tracks near metro's union pacific line in lake forest has been identified as the lake forest college president's son the 18 year-old edward shute was a senior at lake forest high school, the school's principal santa note to parents informing him of his death. he was reported missing yesterday. people from across the nation are uniting to day to remember trade on margin, the 17 year-old was killed last month by neighborhood watch volunteer who said he was acting in self- defense. >> across the nation sunday the legacy of 17 year-old trade on margin was kept alive at memorials in services in his honor. churchgoers listen to jesse jackson. >> we must end the institution of standing your ground.
Mar 1, 2012 12:00pm CST
and on the internet ... tonya francisco is live outside the amikids infinity chicago school ... 17 year-old chris wormley was stabbed and killed he was one of two students assaulted the second student is in critical condition at the hospital ... chris warmlyormley said that he did not feel comfortable at the school with a bullying situation the parents of the boys said that the school did not immediately call 911 after the incident this is an alternative school for chicago public school students aged 14-18 who are either expelled or look at long- term suspensions from chicago public schools with disciplinary issues ... police are on guard outside the school no one can get access as soon as we have further information we can provide updates ... we hope to get a statement from a family of this deceased victim >>and elementary school principal has been removed after being accused of attacking a student in his office nancy loo has more >>cps moved quickly to remove the principal from kilmer elementary school after investigating physical abuse against a fourth grader that child returned
Mar 23, 2012 12:00pm CDT
a protest march in chicago today in honor of trayvon martin the first will begin at 3:00 in millennium park and had to state and to lake streets the return march will take place at 7:00 this evening the pastor of the chicago st. sabina church father michael pfleger "r" is calling on other churches to remember trayvon martin plans to place a hooded sweatshirt a can of iced tea and a bag of skittles candy at his altar because that is what trayvon martin was wearing and carrying when he was shot and the family wants answers after a woman was shot and killed by an off-duty chicago police officer ... the woman was shot in the head and died yesterday officer claims that he announced that he was a police officer and the man pulled out a gun that's when the officer fired boyd's friend antonio cross was also shot cross says that the officer opened fire on them he said there was no gun and only a cellular phone >>my sister was taken away from me >>cross has been charged with aggravated assault and investigation is under way into whether or not that lethal force was justified a chicago
Mar 28, 2012 9:00pm CDT
>> thousands of chicago commuters cannot be sure how to get to work in a month that have there is a good chance that some roads in the real will be closed and no one seems to know for sure tonight. it is our top story seen around the country tonight yesterday it was permits and protest and now it's about how the city is getting to work. a strong indication that the tracks behind me might have to close during the summit in may which of course would affect tens of thousands of commuters and as you might expect most commuters we spoke with today hope the tracks will stay open. each week day 172 metric trains pass under mccormick place carrying an average of 36,000 passengers six amtrak trains also passenger carrying more than 13,000. canadian national trains use the track as well. chicago businesses are reporting their could be plans to close the tracks during all or part of the convectionconvention on april 31st. for you to increase the cost and then take away service for customers, i don't think that is fair. other commuters agree including students. >> with the gas prices the way th
Mar 21, 2012 4:00am PDT
chicago, including naperville, wheaton, downer's grove. there may be as many as 300 ballots from a couple of different locations were affected. they do not believe it will delay things too much. election officials will have to count the ballots because they can't go through the machines. results from some precincts may take a little longer, but the polls have not been kept open any longer. they do expect to have results before too long. >> the only results we have now were exit polls cnn45 ore 35 romney over santorum. between that and his big lead in the pre-vote polls of yesterday and earlier where is the support coming from, chicago and the upscale suburbs? is there a different expectation down state when you get to virtual indiana? >> absolutely right. when you look at interstate 80, the suburbs of chicago, a little farther out romney should roll up the numbers there but everything below interstate 80 is santorum country. the key challenge for santorum is because delegates are rewarded by district, can he make up enough in terms of the congressional districts in the southern par
Mar 12, 2012 9:00pm CDT
seen around the country tonight on wgn america. the flight starting in boston was headed to chicago but diverted to buffalo. wgn's sean lewis joins us with the details. sean? charges may be filed against the woman in boston who called jetblue airlines this morning saying that a woman on board flight 923 may pose a threat. after the plane was diverted to buffalo, and the fbi questioned the woman on the plane investigators determined she wasn't a threat though, other passengers said it was obvious the woman was in distress. i was sitting next to her. after landing safely at o'hare just after noon monday gason patterson told us he knew something wasnt quite right with the woman sitting next to him. she was sobbing and she had made a page to the attendant a couple of times but she was sobbing the whole time. the woman, he says, talked to the flight attendant in the back of the airplane. then without warning, a diversion to buffalo, new york with law enforcement all around. yeah, it was suspicious, definitely. and she received a couple calls when landed and i had pointed out the police that
Mar 10, 2012 9:30pm CST
chicago area. i know the party got kind of wild and they needed to take it down a little bit but we are excited to take the kids back again. this time around organizers have big changes in store. to enforce that the planning committee sending $50,000 on private security western will be shut down to traffic from 9-9 to 119 a parking ban starts at 6:00 a.m. they're setting up barricades all around the parade route organizers say they have reached out to the university in the north side bars. more than 400 porter bodies will be delivered overnight. is there are republican favorite and illinois? the results of our score pole. we may have some stormy moments tomorrow night but the big weather story will be the temperatures, i will have full forecast and all the details in just a few minutes. rick santorum won the cactus caucus in the south mitt romney and newt gingrich are trying to secure a vote barbara hall reports on the political trace with had a very very good day in our neighboring state of kansas this election is about big things, this is an important election more momentum for ri
Mar 5, 2012 12:00pm CST
country on wgn america and on the web ... the chicago daily herald is reporting a juvenile brought a loaded gun to school in far northwest suburban island lake. it happened this morning at matthews middle school. at this hour: the herald's reporting that the gun has been confiscated. and school officials tell wgn the school remains on locked down. there are no reports of injuries. police are not yet commented on the situation. we are hearing the school and the police will hold a joint press conference at 1:30 p.m.. we will bring you the latest on the wgn news at 5:00 and in another story that we have been following ... police divers have pull the body from the water near belmont harbor the body has not been identified yet. it is in the same area where divers have been searching for 28 year-old philip patnaude. he was last seen her early saturday when he told a friend he was going to the lakefront family and friends said they found his jacket south of belmont avenue in the harbor sunday afternoon a day after he disappeared the body found this morning was discovered 30 ft. from the gat
Mar 21, 2012 12:00pm CDT
constitutional law at the university of chicago you can even learn this as a community organizer up next for the candidates louisiana saturday president obama kicks off a trip that will focus on his energy policies he will visit nevada new mexico oklahoma and ohio over the next two days in nevada he will check out a facility that uses 1 million solar panels to our homes there then he will have to some federal land in new mexico that has more than 70 oil rigs tomorrow he will have to oklahoma and two ohio the president is tackling the issue of energy as gas prices have soared over $4 a gallon cross- country it's the tea party favorite against the iraq war veteran republican congressman joe walsh will face tammy duckworth in the general election for the eighth district congressional seat she easily won yesterday's democratic primary 66%-34 percent against her rival raja krishnamoorthi julian crews joins us now with the previous of what could be a feisty race >>joe walsh and his party will say no to any plan that will help businesses create jobs but there will fight like hell to protec
Mar 3, 2012 9:00pm CST
plan goes into effect for the chicago police department, dan ponce de joins us live from district 19 police station at belmont with details. >> these changes go into effect at midnight, the 19th district in belmont will close and move to addison and halston one of many big change is happening tonight, superintendent your mccarthy says the plan will need mean better police service for the entire city of chicago but the president of the police union disagrees. the 21st district police station on east 29th street will close after more than 50 years one of many big changes happening as the chicago police department's consolidated. the 13th district will close in the fall in overall the city will no longer have five areas, there will only be 3 north central and south and police superintendent gary mccarthy says more than 100 officers will be reassigned to the patrol. it's not the buildings that protect the public is the public and by having more officers in those areas will have a better delivery of services. he also says it will save the city more than 10-$12 million annually. eliminatin
Mar 16, 2012 9:00pm CDT
out that even though he is from pennsylvania he used to live here in chicago. while in the suburbs today they'd spent pennant plenty of time attacking each other and president obama. santorum is looking to steal as many votes as possible from the front runner mitt romney. the crowd welcomed him at the christian liberty academy in arlington heights. >> we are not the candidate with the most money as you see your television. >> after taking a few shots at the run the campaign, he focused on the president at one time blamed him for high gas prices. >> it is not the president's theory of america that causes the price is to go up, it is timothy, his weakness. >> a few dozen protesters were across the street during the rally. mitt romney also made his first appearance this morning in the chicago serve burb chicken hands and a dog diner in rosemont and addressing a number of voters before leaving for pr. >> when he was a brand new president, he went on tv and said it cannot turn the economy around in three years, he would be looking at a one term proposition. we are here to collect. it is
Mar 2, 2012 12:00pm CST
cook county court system for years but the chicago crime commission has them listed as a gang leader and police are worried that he meant the mall marcella raymond is live at the county court house in may would with the story >>there are worried they want him removed from this position, the president of the west suburban chief of police association says its outrageous that a top man and a chicago gang has access to critical and sensitive information that could put police in jeopardy, maurice henderson as listed in the chicago commission crime buck as a leader of a notorious gang he has been working as a clerk to dorothy brown in the circuit courts here in maywood he has access to search warrants and arrest warrants and other sensitive information mainly involving gang members he could temper with documents and he could tip off suspects in this unique position he has ... >>he should no more contact with law enforcement at least in these felony and misdemeanor court rooms where sensitive documents are transferred and signed by judges maurice henderson is a union employees so there is p
Mar 20, 2012 9:00pm CDT
chicago and beyond. >>from new faces to seasoned pros whos coming out ahead. this is decision 2012. >>good evening, i'm mark suppelsa. >>i'm micah materre. it's a numbers game at this point the march primary in illinois will dole out a hefty amount of republican delegates to presidential contenders.. and line up the state's congressional races for november. tonight sets the tone for a long election year. >>our coverage is expansive tonight. clarence page and john kass with the chicago tribune have been with us since polls closed and are here for the long haul-- joining them editorial cartoonist scott stantis, we'll check in . >> la romney was only four points ahead. >> he said it was the first time the romney had 50 percent now to john to 48. it's down to 48. >> santorum is showing strength to end the malloy area of illinois. in the rural area . >> the winner of the republican primary of the illinois...mitt romney. >>. the tolland has been set. campaign supporters are still around. ann romney introduced her husband as the man who second can transform america. we heard him reflected
Mar 10, 2012 6:30pm PST
. comienzan a darle a contar al mundo que no tienen papeles. >> en ciudades como chicago, cientos de estudiantes estan contando su experiencia como indocumentados. >> lamentablemente no hay dinero para estudiantes indocumentados. >> tenemos que pelear,tenemos que unirnos. aunque dicen estar orgullosos. >> se paso a mayo y nosotros obviamente estamos empujando. >> cuando nosotros tenemos conversaciones con personas sin documentos, tienen miedo de contar su situaciÓn. desde chicago, univisiÓn. con las multitudinarias marchas se esta dejando atras el miedo. maria antonieta ha estado sigueindo mas movilizaciones. >> una marcha que comenzo hace 8 dÍas. >> la lucha de los inmigrantes esta conectado con la lucha de los civiles hace 50 aÑos. >> el recorrido, fue la oportunidad para estar presenta. el apoyo llegÓ de todas partes. >> las puertas que hemos derrotado, han regresado. >> lideres como chavez, cuales luchas , tienen hoy similitud. >> queremos defender nuestros derechos. >> la corte de apelaciones de atlanta suspendiÓ dos sesiones de hv. >> a la gente se le negaba agua potable,
Mar 25, 2012 1:30pm EDT
, you cross into a particular neighborhood. like you cross into the south side of chicago and there's a sign that ses, welco says, welc the ghetto. no. you know, you cross 96th street in new york, welcome to the hood. it's not like that, all right? ghettoization and ghettos are processes. ghettos, people live in 't live communities. communities that are shaped by histories of ghettoization. we're going to talk about what hersh calls the second ghetto. i want to show you some maps. and again, the racial discrimination that shaped these communities, the ghettoization process that shaped urban communities in american cities in the 20th century, they had spatial components. you can see when you use census maps -- you know, this is a wonderful data base called social explorer, you will become very familiar with it, because you have an entire assignment based on it. i know you already became familiar with it because you looked up the populations in your own census track, right? let's just say yes collectively. yeah. okay. i did my homework. i said it to you. social explorer is a fantastic too
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